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Faces in the Forest The Endangered Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil






Publisher:  Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Summary: The woolly spider monkey, or muriqui, is one of the most endangered primate species in the world today. Because of deforestation pressures in its natural habitat-- the Atlantic coastal forests of southeastern Brazil--the muriquis are confined to less than three percent of their original range. There are now only a dozen forest fragments known to support a total muriqui population of about 500 individuals. This book t...races the natural history of the muriqui from its scientific discovery in 1806 to its current, highly endangered status. The book provides a case study of this scientifically important primate species by balancing field research and ecological issues. Through Strier's accessible presentation, readers gain a broad understanding of primate behaviour and tropical conservation. The book also gives a practical account of how to set up and pursue an in-depth longitudinal study of an animal population, while describing the excitement of gaining first the muriquis' trust and then insights into their lives. The author offers the unique perspective of a highly committed anthropologist who has devoted years to the observation of this unique species, while working to train students and to protect the muriquis' remaining forest habitats. The book will interest biologists, primatologists, and zoologists, as well as anyone concerned with conservation, ecology, and animal behaviour.

Strier, Karen B. is the author of Faces in the Forest The Endangered Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil, published under ISBN 9780195063394 and 0195063392. Fifty nine Faces in the Forest The Endangered Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, three used from the cheapest price of $4.46, or buy new starting at $18.57.
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Faces in the Forest The Endangered Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil

ISBN-13: 9780195063394

ISBN: 0195063392

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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